Creating the Voice: Narrative Voice Contest with Junot Díaz
choose a topic below, narrative should be no more than 1,000 words in length
First Person:Without naming or describing your narrator, write a story in which you make the narrator’s age, personality, and philosophy/outlook on life evident through his or her voice.
Second Person:Write a story about an ordinary day in the life of an extraordinary person, such as the president, supermodel, or a homeless boy. Narrate the story entirely in the second person.
Write a story in which you describe a person using only attributes generally considered negative (for example a character who is usually late, sloppy, and mean), but through the voice of your narrator, make that character likable.
Entry details here. Contest ends November 30th. Finalists will receive signed copies of Díaz’s books and the winner will receive a special Oscar Wao